Ge 14:1
14:1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of {a}
     Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam,
     and Tidal king of {b} nations;

     (a) That is, of Babylon: by kings here, meaning, them that
         were governors of cities.
     (b) Of a people gathered from various countries.

Ge 14:3
14:3 All these were {c} joined together in the vale of Siddim,
     which is the {d} salt sea.

     (c) Ambition is the chief cause of wars among princes.
     (d) Called also the dead sea, or the lake Asphaltite, near
         Sodom and Gomorrah.

Ge 14:10
14:10 And the {e} vale of Siddim [was full of] slimepits; and
      the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and
      they that remained fled to the mountain.

      (e) And afterward was overwhelmed with water, and so was
          called the salt sea.

Ge 14:12
14:12 And they {f} took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in
      Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

      (f) The godly are plagued many times with the wicked:
          therefore their company is dangerous.

Ge 14:13
14:13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the
      Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite,
      brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these [were]
      {g} confederate with Abram.

      (g) God removed them to join Abram, and preserves him from
          their idolatry and superstitions.

Ge 14:18
14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem {h} brought forth bread and
      wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God.

      (h) For Abram and his soldiers refreshment, not to offer

Ge 14:19
14:19 And he {i} blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram of
      the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

      (i) Melchizedek fed Abram, declared himself to represent a
          king, and he blessed him as the high priest.

Ge 14:24
14:24 {k} Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the
      portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and
      Mamre; let them take their portion.

      (k) He did not want his liberality to be hurtful to

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